“There is an undeniable, increasing demand for vibrant neighborhoods where it’s possible to leave your car behind and walk to stores, work, schools, cafés and places of worship,” says Tim Halbur, Communications Director at CNU.
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 28, 2014
Every month during 2014, AirSage is awarding an annual Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) membership to help promote awareness of the organization as well as support the professionals interested in becoming more involved with the new urbanist movement.
AirSage—a pioneer in digital population analytics and the largest provider of consumer travel trends and population movement intelligence in the U.S.—announces today the winners for the first quarter of their CNU Membership Giveaway.
CNU is a non-profit organization bringing together planners, developers, architects, engineers, public officials, investors and community activists through several initiatives that change the way we look at urban growth and development.
“There is an undeniable, increasing demand for vibrant neighborhoods where it’s possible to leave your car behind and walk to stores, work, schools, cafés and places of worship,” says Tim Halbur, Communications Director at CNU. "But outdated zoning and planning processes are still creating roadblocks to this style of development. The type of granular data-gathering and analysis provided by AirSage is critical to making the case for new urbanism and changing hearts and minds."
AirSage realizes the importance of understanding where and when people move and how this knowledge can significantly impact the decisions surrounding community growth. That is one of the many reasons why AirSage supports CNU and its initiatives like the Sustainable Street Network Principles created to help guide street design reform—prioritizing the needs of the pedestrian, cyclist, or public transit over the automobile. These initiatives help create healthier, more walkable urban communities while conserving natural environments and local history.
The first three winners of the CNU Membership Giveaway for 2014 are:
January: PETER BUCHWALD—Executive Director of St. Lucie Transportation Planning Organization, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
“The CNU membership will greatly benefit my work by providing the access to the resources that will facilitate the continued development of complete streets and walkable urban thoroughfares throughout the St. Lucie TPO area.”
February: VICKIE JACOBSEN—Senior Transportation Planner with Charlier Associates in Boulder, Colo.
“I’m excited about the momentum that’s building at CNU to really make important transportation issues front and center. I want to build on that momentum and collaborate with the wonderful people at CNU to promote sustainable transportation.”
March: LORI BARNETT DODSON—City Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem of Garland, Texas
I am a member of Garland's Transportation Committee, we are currently updating our Transportation Plan...to address our transportation needs. Given the long-term nature of transportation and Garland's focus on transportation needs, I am interested in all educational opportunities. CNU is a source of knowledge and they’re very good at multi-modal views of transportation.”
Winners of this AirSage contest will have the cost of a Student or Urbanist membership covered for one full year. If a winner is already a member, the prize will extend their current membership. Anyone can enter the drawing by filling out the entry form here: http://airsage.com/Giving-Back/CNU-Giveaway/ (one entry puts you in the running for the entire year).
The CNU Membership Giveaway is just one of the AirSage Giving Back programs. For more information on this or other programs, visit http://airsage.com/Giving-Back/.
AirSage™—a pioneer in population analytics—is the largest provider of consumer locations and population movement intelligence in the U.S. Each day, AirSage uses patented technology to capture and analyze more than 15 billion anonymous, real-time, cellular-signal data points to identify travel patterns and transportation trends. Partnerships with the nation’s largest wireless carriers give AirSage exclusive access to data from more than 100 million mobile devices. Analyzed and aggregated, AirSage data provides actionable insights into where and when people travel and is transforming the transportation industry, commercial enterprises and a diverse range of industries. Find AirSage online at http://www.airsage.com and on Twitter @AirSage.
The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions. For over twenty years, CNU members have been working to change the practices and standards of urban design and development to support healthy regions and diverse, complete neighborhoods. http://www.cnu.org @NewUrbanism